If You Put Him First
When it comes down to the King's Word, He and His Word are one. Jesus always obeyed His Father, so He could make this statement: "I and My Father are one".
After Adam failed to take charge of his responsibility to God's command, God cursed the ground for man's sake..."Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life". Though the curse was not directed at Adam or the man, it is trouble for mankind. Now his life is marked by toil, thorns and thistles, sweat and finally death. Is this what is going on today? Hard work? Has the Creator kept His Word? After the flood the first action that Noah did was to put God first. "Then Noah built an altar to the Lord, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar". Now Noah knew priorities and where his allegiance lay. God was pleased with Noah's action. If you may notice, he gave the best animal and bird to God in his offering; not what was left over. The Lord said in His heart, "I will never again curse the ground for man's sake, although the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; nor will I again destroy every living thing as I have done". God will always keep His Word. Being a citizen in good standing with the King is a big part of your character. This should be reflected in all that you do. Remember it was because of man that God destroyed the world in the first place; and it is because of the King that He offered a way out...the second man, His Son, King Jesus (the Word in the flesh). "Therefore, as through one man's offense judgement came to all men, resulting in condemnation even so through one Man's righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life". Because of King Jesus, we have a right to live and a second chance. God always keeps His promise. Remember this, if a man's word isn't any good, then there is not much to him.
John 10:30 Genesis 3:17 Genesis 8:20 Genesis 8:21